440 Fortson Drive, Athens


4 Beds
5 Baths
3,718 Sqft
.81 Acre
0 Garage

Built in 1950 for Mayor Jack Wells, this home is a true Five Points gem. This 4 Bedroom 5 Bath home sits atop a woodland hill, giving a panoramic view of the grounds. A tasteful addition and remodel, designed by Atlanta architect Norman Askins, was completed in 2000. It blended elements of the original mid century design with major updates to the kitchen and baths. The work also added a master wing to the house and incorporated an office space that opens to the backyard, a loft space with a 360 degree view of the grounds, and a basement space with a separate exterior entrance. The renovated kitchen features solid surface countertops, custom cabinetry, dual dishwashers, and high end appliances. The majority of the home is on the main level, and that's where you'll find the master wing addition as well as two secondary bedrooms with ensuite baths. The master wing of the house features a spacious bedroom and sitting area, a well appointed bath with jetted tub and tiled walk-in shower, two large walk-in closets, a separate office space, and a tree-house-like loft space. To walk out on the back deck is to step into a mountain retreat in the middle of Athens. With terraced landscaping and multiple waterfalls, you're in a true garden oasis. Wandering the grounds, you'll find a few unusual Athens artifacts including a horse trough sculpted from a single block of Elberton granite and several Classic City lampposts. The grounds include water features designed in collaboration with Stone Mountain designers Thomas Rice and Rodney Clemons. You'll find many native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, and a 10,000 gallon cistern that supplies water for the gardens.

Essential Information
MLS® #7047364
Full Baths5
Square Footage3,718
SqFt SourceOwner
Year Built1950
Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
Community Information
Address440 Fortson Drive
SubdivisionFive Points
CountyClarke - GA
Zip Code30606
Parking Spaces4
ParkingAttached, Carport

Cable Available, Electricity Available, Natural Gas Available, Phone Available, Sewer Available, Water Available

CoolingCentral Air
# of Fireplaces1
FireplacesGreat Room
StoriesOne and One Half
Interior Features

Bookcases, Entrance Foyer, His and Hers Closets, Walk-In Closet(s)


Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Gas Cooktop, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator

Exterior FeaturesGarden, Rain Barrel/Cistern(s)
ConstructionBrick 4 Sides
Lot Description

Back Yard, Front Yard, Landscaped, Private

School Information
ElementaryAlps Road
HighClarke Central
Listing Details
Listed By:Greater Athens Properties

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Listing information last updated on May 19th, 2022 at 2:30am CDT.